Friday, October 4, 2013

10/4-Michael Jordan talks with Cynthia Peck & Daniel Daou

Cynthia Peck,- Owner, Angelo’s and Vinci’s – National Pizza Month

Forty-one years ago, our restaurant was built with tradition and has since continued with tradition. At our home in the old marketplace, we tribute our ancestors who came to America in the late 1800’s – their spirit and their recipes!

A little about this old building…
Originally built as an L-shaped marketplace in the days when Fullerton was an orchard (early 1900’s), the local farmers would bring their produce in from the fields by horse and wagon to sell to the townspeople. The original wood trusses of the old roof system may still be seen in the Venetian Room. Approximately twenty years later, renovation of the building changed it from its original L-shape to a square. This was accomplished by the large wood barrel trusses (an unusual truss!), which can be seen in the Sicilian Room and the Piazza Fantasia. During our renovation in 1992, the old wood, terra cotta tiles and brick was salvaged and re-used to keep alive the feeling and memories of those days long ago.

About our décor…
Be prepared when you walk into Angelo’s and Vinci’s Ristorante to be overwhelmed! With surprises in every corner, you won’t know where to look first! You will sit amidst the art of the great masters, in an Italian town square complete with the storefronts of old Italian butcher and cheese mongers, fruit and wine vendors, seamstresses showing their wares, and more. Fairy lights abound under cathedral ceilings as our ancestors smile down at you from the Family Love Altar. Explore and you will be surrounded by colorful Sicilian puppets, the carnival masks and canals of Venice, and the romance of Romeo & Juliet. Find our mystical Room of the Moon…and don’t forget King Kong, Dracula, Frankenstein, witches, ghosts and who-knows-what that await you in the Monster Wine Cellar!

And, as for Hollywood…
Founder, Steven Peck, renowned Hollywood dancer, choreographer and veteran actor of over 100 movies and television performances, has delightful photographs of over 40 years of famous stars, directors and dancers. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Gary Cooper, Robert Taylor, Broderick Crawford, Kirk Douglas, Walter Winchell, Sam Wanamaker, Vincent Minnelli, Sylvester Stallone, Ted Danson, David Hasselhof, Ray Sharkey, Shirley MacLaine, Cyd Charisse, Dolly Parton, Joan Collins, Raquel Welch, Olympia Dukakis, Shelly Winters and so many more. Films from Paramount, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., MGM, Desilu, United Artists, Universal Studios, to name a few.


Please join the DAOU Family on Sunday, October 20th at DAOU Vineyards and Winery for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the restoration of Hoffman Mountain Ranch Winery. The historic Hoffman Mountain Ranch (HMR) and Winery was deveoped by Dr. Stanley Hoffman in the early 1970’s and has been purchased and renovated by Georges and Daniel Daou.  The restored winery will become part of the DAOU Vineyards Winery and hospitality experience. The mountain estate is located at an elevation of 2200 feet, in the Adelaida District AVA, which is known for growing outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varietals. This most coveted land in Paso Robles’ western hills was first planted under the guidance and direction of Andre Tchelistcheff.  HMR Wines achieved critical acclaim over four decades from this mountain location.  The original Hoffman Mountain Ranch Winery is considered to be the first modern commercial winery in Paso Robles.  Brothers Georges and Daniel Daou founded DAOU Winery 8 years ago, built their winery, and planted the mountain with mostly Bordeaux grape varieties.  In 2012, Daniel and Georges purchased the remaining 112 acres of Hoffman Ranch, and immediately began restoring the half century old redwood winery. As history repeats itself, Daniel and George are now receiving acclaim for their wines produced from this special vineyard and winery site.The historic cellar is now in use just in time for the 2013 harvest.  Please come and visit and help us celebrate the rebirth of this special location. Ribbon cutting ceremony begins, Sunday, October 20th at 10:00 AM 

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